Okay, WHY do you hate/love a trend?
The next question in the series of threads about trends you hate, dated things you love, and trends you love is Why?
What is it about a particular trend that makes you feel a certain way about it? I have a feeling that many of the reasons why someone hates a particular trend aren't particularly rational, but that's okay.
I have a client that liked a color until she found out the name of the color on the swatch. I have a client who liked a particular door style of cabinet because of the name, but didn't like the finish or style itself. It took a while to sort that one out.
I will start with two of my "hates" and why.
I listed stacked stone. I don't hate stacked stone, Frank Lloyd Wright used it all the time, and if I had the opportunity to live in one of his houses where the roof didn't leak, I would.
But I don't care for stacked stone as a trend because people try to put it all sorts of places where it wouldn't normally be if it were real stacked stone, and in all sorts of houses where you would not find stacked stone.
I did not mention Wall Words but I don't like these, either. These reasons are a bit less rational.
I like the idea of the letters that were found as salvage and used as found art. I still do. 20 years ago, I started finding the initial of each of my nieces to give as gifts. Not all of them were real salvage, I had nothing against buying at Anthropologie or wherever as well. My point of reference was the gilt M that Mary Richards had in her apartment on the Mary Tyler Moore Show. The reason was because when my nieces were little their belongings had to be labeled because they were similar in age.
Fast forward a few years and not only were the letters everywhere, they were made out of plastic or sawdust and you didn't even have to buy individual letters to create a word, they are already shrunk wrapped at Home Goods. So I guess I resent the easy availability and artificialness of it right now.
(And some of the sentiments seem a bit smug and fake to me. This is the irrational part. I know someone who has "Because Nice Matters" in their kitchen and they are the kind of person who has extreme trouble being nice to anyone at all. And "Live Laugh Love" in the house of a woman who is constantly furious, gives the finger to everyone on the highway and has never had a successful relationship in her adult life. I think "TRY" might be better signs for them.
And part of it is snobbiness. I hate that I have some old found object types of letters or things that are from my childhood or my parent's childhoods and someone says "Oh Home Goods?" Because then you really sound a snob when you say "No, it's genuine".
So pick a Hate and tell us Why. Maybe if you work through the Why you might not Hate (or love it) so much anymore.